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    Tramper missing in Tararuas

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113...tararua-ranges

    How on earth anyone would think it was ok to attempt the northern crossing during the weather we've had since Thu night is just beyond me

    Unbelievable !
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    Airforce chopper just went back in, still looking it seems
    Not good place to be, if not in a hut
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113...tararua-ranges

    How on earth anyone would think it was ok to attempt the northern crossing during the weather we've had since Thu night is just beyond me

    Unbelievable !
    But its Queens Birthday weekend,we gotta do it
    We had one too
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    Something doesnt sound right to me with that one....heres the stuffed article.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113...son-lakes-area
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/113...tararua-ranges

    How on earth anyone would think it was ok to attempt the northern crossing during the weather we've had since Thu night is just beyond me

    Unbelievable !
    I suspect he's the kind of optimist who "always got away with it before"

    Comedian Ron White talks about a man who refused to evacuate before a storm in the US.

    "He said that at 53 years of age he thought he was in good enough physical condition to withstand the wind and the rain from a force 3 hurricane.
    ......Alright.. Lemme explain something to ya. It isn't that the wind is blowin, it's ...What the wind is blowin.

    If you get hit with a volvo..it don't really matter how many situps you did that morning."

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    That explains all the chopper activity this morning

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    doesn't seem right. seems the guy left her and went on to the hut. If they didn't have a PLB, probably no other choice. other than he retraces his route
    you'd think he would have been more help staying with her. dry warm or whatever
    who knows
    and another couple were headed for trouble same time, same place. but lucky enough to get cell phone call out
    could say both were dumb decisions, then you don't know what you don't know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tararuas hunter View Post
    doesn't seem right. seems the guy left her and went on to the hut. If they didn't have a PLB, probably no other choice. other than he retraces his route
    you'd think he would have been more help staying with her. dry warm or whatever
    who knows
    and another couple were headed for trouble same time, same place. but lucky enough to get cell phone call out
    could say both were dumb decisions, then you don't know what you don't know
    Doesnt seen right that he made the hut that night but didnt/could radio for help till next morning? It is only a stuff article tho.
    I dont recall if that hut has a radio in it I have only stopped in to cook a feed for lunch but it is a very popular hut and in peak season always has "Honorary hut wardens" so may well have a permanent radio.
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    Does not make sense why he would be heading to Holdsworth - it is a hell of a slog from Mitre down to Holdsworth.

    If he started in Otaki and planned to finish at Holdsworth, that sounds more like a modified Southern Crossing.

    The area between Arete, Lancaster and Mitre is not poled, hardcore terrain up there even in good weather...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Does not make sense why he would be heading to Holdsworth - it is a hell of a slog from Mitre down to Holdsworth.

    If he started in Otaki and planned to finish at Holdsworth, that sounds more like a modified Southern Crossing.

    The area between Arete, Lancaster and Mitre is not poled, hardcore terrain up there even in good weather...
    @ebf, he went in from Levin, stayed at Arete bivvy, didn't leave entry in hut book but did text his partner he was heading to Holdsworth. few trampers doing Nth Crossing bypass Mitre and exit at Holdsworth. He left Arete biv on Thursday, snow was bad until late Saturday I think.
    The Otaki Forks bit was usual Stuff reporting

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    It’s not like the shit weather wasn’t well forecasted?
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    Shut up, get out & start pushing!

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    Looking out my back door at the ranges, plenty of snow up there. It wil be fn freezing, hopefully he makes it out OK.

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    Sad but I think he is

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    One still missing down here as well , awesome lake completely surrounded by bush but its ruff as fcuk at times iv been caught out twice .
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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Doesnt seen right that he made the hut that night but didnt/could radio for help till next morning? It is only a stuff article tho.
    I dont recall if that hut has a radio in it I have only stopped in to cook a feed for lunch but it is a very popular hut and in peak season always has "Honorary hut wardens" so may well have a permanent radio.
    I canít recall there being a radio , itís a long long way above the bush line that hut . It would have been brutal .


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